The UN Security Council on Thursday confirmed that it’s happy with counterterrorism progress in Somalia. In a press statement, the Security Council welcomed the political commitment to security sector, economic and political reforms.
The council also emphasized on the importance of making progress on the political settlement in preparation for elections in 2020/2021.
However, the council raised concern about ongoing instability in Somalia and urged all parties to resolve political differences through peaceful dialogue.
It welcomed Somalia’s commitment to working with partners to develop a conditions-based transition plan with clear target dates.
Briefing the Security Council on Wednesday, Michael Keating, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Somalia, reported “definite progress” in the country thanks to the new federal government that embraces reforms.